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Monday, June 25, 2018

Nikki Haley

            My VIP for this week is Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. I chose her because she is not afraid to stand up and face the evil in the world. She recently slammed the U.N. resolution that blames Israel for the recent violence at the Gaza border. She told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 

The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. Such one-sided resolutions at the U.N. do nothing to advance peace between Israel and Palestinians.

            The United States presented an amendment that condemns Hamas, an Islamist group the controls the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel. The amendment received the majority of votes but failed because it did not get the necessary two-thirds vote. However, the U.N. General Assembly passed an amendment that failed to even mention Hamas, when that particular group was responsible for firing over 100 rockets into Israel. In other words, Hamas started the fight, but Israel was blamed because it defended itself.

            With the support of President Donald Trump, Haley seems to be determined to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council. It seems to be a matter of when the US withdraws rather than if they will withdraw. Haley believes that the organization made up of 47-members has a “chronic anti-Israel bias” and has been accusing them of it since last year. The condemnation of Israel for responding to the recent Palestinian attack has only fed her belief. 

            I do not understand how withdrawing would help the United States to withdraw from the Human Rights Council. Maybe the US withdrawal would shine a light on bias toward Israel. Maybe the US withdrawal would also mean a withdrawal of funds for the council. I do not know what it would mean, but I can plainly see that our withdrawal would leave Israel without support.

            Haley is the first woman that I have seen, conservative or liberal, who I could support as a candidate for President of the United States. She is one tough lady – and she does not back down when facing bullies!

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